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(810) 245-5827 or

(810) 667-0448

Preventing the spread of communicable disease is one of the main jobs of the Lapeer County Health Department. 

Our Communicable Disease Division staff work with physicians, hospitals, schools, employers and the people that live and work in Lapeer County to help keep our community as healthy as possible.  A Registered Nurse follows up on reportable diseases as required by the Michigan Public Health Code and is available to answer questions.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

For information on HIV testing locations in Michigan please call:

(800) 872-AIDS or 888-826-6565


Sexually Transmitted Disease/HIV & AIDS


Court-ordered testing is available by appointment (810) 667-0448

You must call for an appointment if the court has ordered STD/HIV testing.  Minor children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.  The cost of the testing is $175.00, payable at the time of the test.  


TB Testing: 

Clinics are held early in the week; you must return to the clinic in 2-3 days to have the test read.  Call (810) 667-0448 for an appointment

Animal Bites:

Public Health Nurses and Animal Control Officers follow up on Animal bites and assist in obtaining vaccine, if needed to prevent rabies.

Food Poisoning:

Staff conduct investigations and work with residents who may have been exposed to contaminated food or water


Communicable Disease Annual Report 2017 (pdf)

1800 Imlay City Road

Lapeer, MI  48446

(810) 667-0448

FAX (810) 667-0232

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday 8 am-12 pm

And 1 pm-5 pm


Personal and Preventive Health Services

Public Health Services provide programs and support to help families stay healthier.  The division provides several services that are required under the Michigan Public Health Code, including immunizations, communicable disease investigation and follow-up and hearing and vision screening.  In addition, staff provide WIC services, breastfeeding support, Children’s Special Health Care Services for children with specific medical needs, and home visitation programs to assure healthy pregnancies and babies.

Our programs and services include:



Hepatitis A Outbreak

Lapeer County is among those affected by the Hepatitis A outbreak in Michigan.
Hepatitis A is a serious and highly contagious liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). You can get
hepatitis A by eating food or water that is contaminated with the virus, during sex, or just by living with an
infected person. The illness occurs 15-50 days after exposure, and the individual can be sick for several weeks.
In some cases the infected person may die. However, not all people infected with the virus experience
symptoms or illness.

Symptoms of hepatitis A infection may include:

nausea and vomiting
belly pain
feeling tired
loss of appetite
yellowing of the skin and eyes
dark urine
pale-colored feces (poop)
joint pain
You can reduce your risk of contracting Hepatitis A. Good hand washing is recommended.
Hepatitis A vaccine is very effective at preventing infection.

State and local health officials are recommending that the following high-risk individuals obtain the vaccine:

Persons with chronic liver disease, such as cirrhosis, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C
Persons with clotting factor disorders
Persons who are homeless
Persons who are/were incarcerated
Persons who use injection or non-injection illegal drugs
Persons who work with or who have close contact, care for, or live with someone who has Hepatitis A
Virus (HAV)
Persons who have sexual activities with someone who has HAV
Men who have sex with men
Travelers to countries with high or medium rates of HAV
People may receive the vaccine from their physician (if they carry it), or from the Health Dept.
The health dept. has regular clinic hours, but has also added a clinic from 4:00 6:45 p.m. each
Wednesday (by appointment) for those seeking Hep A vaccine. Those looking for an appointment may
phone 810-667-0448. We can take most insurances. If someone’s insurance does not cover it, or they
do not have insurance, we can still vaccinate.
For further information on Hepatitis A and how to avoid it, you may go the State’s special webpage at: